Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H6529993   Views: 7634   Horse Owner: cathlawler   Updated On: Mar 11, 2020
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Barney - Dutch Warmblood - Grey
Barney - Dutch Warmblood - Grey
Barney - Dutch Warmblood - Grey
Barney - Dutch Warmblood - Grey
Barney - Dutch Warmblood - Grey
Barney - Dutch Warmblood - Grey
Barney - Dutch Warmblood - Grey
Barney - Dutch Warmblood - Grey

This donation has ended.

If you choose to apply for this horse and are selected as the most suitable applicant you will be required to pay the standard donation of £50 which includes the cost of a rehome, loan or share agreement, and the work undertaken by the charity. The following additional donation and commitment has been requested by the owner to be paid to the charity by the successful applicant in respect of their horse:

  • make a donation of £250 to Horses4Homes Foundation

Please take note:

  • All horses must first be applied for before any visits are arranged
  • It is possible to ask owners questions via the messaging system prior to submitting an application
  • All applicants are encouraged to have the horse examined by a vet prior to rehoming, loaning or sharing
  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 300 miles radius from the current horse location
  • New home to be inspected by welfare representative
Barney enjoys dressage, pole work and hacking. He has lovely paces and has been well schooled, being in his present home since he was 3 and a half. Barney has had a successful dressage career, being placed in the top 10 every time out, and mostly in the top 3, with many first places at prelim, novice and elementary. He will make you smile.
Barney hacks alone or in company, he is fantastic wirh the vet and farrier, and good to clip, load and travels well.

Owned since
January 2007
17.0 hands
Dutch Warmblood (Pure Breed)
17 years
Passport number
Passport Registration Agency
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Level of rider
Reason for re-home/share
Change in financial circumstances and Barney needs a quieter life
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Affiliated Competitions, Dressage
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, but only in winter
Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Maximum weight this horse can carry
13 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Barney needs an experienced and confident handler and rider - most of the time now he is really mellow, but at times he can be bossy to handle and can feel powerful when ridden, which is fabulous feeling if you are a confident rider. He needs to be turned out every day to keep him happy amd relaxed. A home where he can have a quieter life, and if competing, just at prelim and novice.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Dressage saddle Standard bridle with cavesson noseband A myler hanging cheek snaffle

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Affiliated Competitions, Dressage

172 centimeters
68 inches


  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 300 miles radius from the current horse location

Relevant health or lameness issues

Injured his tendon sheath in June 2019. Barney is sound and in light work. His tendon sheath is enlarged but causing no soundness issues.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

As above. My vet was confident of Barney's return to dressage work.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Neil Frame | 01768862454 | The Veterinary Clinic, Carleton, Penrith, CA11 8 TZ | |

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Good in traffic. Hacks down lanes and roads with a range of traffic, including tractors and trailers.

Please describe your horses behaviour when hacking out alone and in company

Hacks out alone and in company. He enjoys hacking. Occasionally spooks at little things, like most horses, but then proceeds calmly afterwards.

Details of any individual behavioural traits which may influence the type of person best suited to take on the horse

Barney needs a confident and experienced handler and rider. Most of the time now he is mellow and amenable, but sometimes he is a bit bossy to handle! Responds well to positive and assertive handling.

Details of the activities that the horse must not participate in due to previous injury

He would not be able to manage advanced engagement of his hind quarters, hence the suggestion of prelim and novice work.

Explanation whether this horse is simply a good doer or whether he is prone to laminitis

I am careful with the amount of grazing, as he is a good doer

Details of any problems when being ridden

No. Usual horse traits - an occasional spook if not turned out regularly or exercised

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus


Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, but only in winter

Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?


Dutch Warmblood Horse

The head is well shaped, usually with a straight profile, and the neck is arched and well muscled, merging neatly into the withers, which are fairly prominent. The back is straight and fairly long, with the croup short, broad and flat. The tail is set high. The chest of this horse is deep and full and the shoulder is well sloped. The legs are b with a long forearm. Hindquarters are powerful and highly muscled, a characteristic inherited from the original and powerful farm horses of the Netherlands and a feature necessary for b movements.

Dutch Warmbloods are bred to perform in dressage and show jumping at the highest level. These horses are appealing modern horses, with great eagerness, reliability and intelligence.

Harness Horse:

The unique Dutch harness horse is bred to perform in driving competitions and in harness horse classes. This harness horse displays a long moment of suspension in the trot, a broadly moving foreleg with high knee action and a powerful carrying hindleg, in combination with a proud, high carriage, enhanced by the long, vertically set neck. The Dutch harness horse is principally harnessed in front of a light show carriage to enhance its unique action.

Gelderland Type:

With the merging of the local studbooks into one organization, some breeders decided not to follow the modern trend and continued to breed the traditional farm type of light draft horse - the Gelderlander. The KWPN created a special breeding direction for these breeders who wished to preserve this original type. The classic lines with the rich front and the enthusiastic performance of the Gelderland horse appeals to a large group of people. Because of its conformation, capacities and its willing and reliable character, the Gelderlander can perform equally well in harness and under saddle. This versatility give the Gelderlander high practical value.

Dutch Warmblood color:

  • most Dutch Warmbloods are black, brown, bay, chestnut, or grey, and white markings are not uncommon;

Dutch Warmblood size:

  • Dutch Warmbloodhorses average about 16.2 hh with some reaching 17 hh;

Dutch Warmblood weight:

  • is around 1430lb (650kg);

Dutch Warmblood temperament:

  • breeders pay particular attention to temperament. Privately owned stallions are only allowed to stud after passing rigerous testing focusing on confirmation, movement, temperament and close monitoring of progney.

Dutch Warmblood origin:

The Dutch Warmblood is a fairly modern breed that was derived from two native Dutch Breeds - the Gelderlander and the Groningen. The breeders intended to combine the best characteristics of each breed and then the resulting offspring were further refined with the introduction of Thoroughbred blood. This resulted in athletic horses, with good sloping shoulders, giving them a flatter and longer action, as well as longer necks and shorter backs than the native Dutch breeds. The addition of thoroughbred blood also improved the Dutch horses' scope and stamina. Dutch farmers earned their living with horses, so strict breeding practices have long been used. Other related Warmbloods, such as the Oldenburg and the Hanoverian, were used to clarify some minor conformation details and to emphasize the desirable calm temperament.

Dutch Warmblood health issues:

Dutch Warmbloods are sound and long-lived due to the stringent requirements placed on stallions and elite mares. While mild navicular changes, sesamoids, pastern arthritis and bone spavin may be permitted on radiographs, osteochondrosis in the hock or stifle is not allowed. Horses are disqualified from breeding for the following flaws: congenital eye defects, over- or underbite, lack of symmetry in stifles, hocks, hooves, or movement.

Dutch Warmblood uses:

No registry produced more successful international show jumping horses than the KWPN. For the 2007 year, Dutch Warmbloods were ranked #1 in jumping by the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH).The only registry more successful on the dressage "big tour" was the Hanoverian studbook; Dutch Warmbloods were ranked #2 in dressage in the WBFSH rankings in 2007 due to high placings in major events by horses such as Painted Black, Jazz and Idocus.In North America, the Dutch Warmblood is a favorite choice for the hunter ring.

Dutch Warmblood influence:

  • Gelderlander, Hackney, Thoroughbreds, Groningen, Holsteiners and Trakehners.

Dutch Warmblood interesting facts:

  • A Dutch warmblood stallion by the name of Uraeus plays Viggo Mortennson's horse in all three Lord of The Rings movies.